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When Teens Threaten Violence, A Community Responds With Compassion

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 19:30

After years of being beaten up, this teen decided to take justice into his own hands. A school district in Oregon showed him a better way to solve his problems.

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Manafort Intentionally Lied To Special Counsel, Judge Says

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 19:03

The judge said the prosecutors led by Robert Mueller are no longer bound by their plea deal with Manafort, onetime chairman of Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.

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Rare, Elusive Black Leopard Caught On Camera In The Wild

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 18:13

There have been lots of stories about the unique animal in the central Kenya's Laikipia County. Now cameras have captured multiple high-quality photos and video.

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Medical Anthropologist Explores 'Vaccine Hesitancy'

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 17:50

Families learn to be skeptical about vaccines in communities where incomplete vaccination is the norm. A researcher into the phenomenon found that people are ready to listen, if they're heard, too.

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Ivanka Trump Launches $50 Million Program To Empower Women In The Workplace

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 17:30

She wants to make it help 50 million women around the world get jobs and start their own businesses. Critics are waiting for more details.

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Nearly 2 Dozen Iranian Revolutionary Guards Reportedly Killed In Bomb Attack

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 17:00

The Guards were killed in a restive region bordering Pakistan. Without providing evidence, Iran blamed the U.S. for the attack.

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FEMA Administrator Brock Long Says He Will Step Down

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 16:20

In a surprise announcement, Long says it is time to go home to his family. An internal government watchdog said he had improperly used government vehicles to travel to his home in North Carolina.

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Congress Awaits Final Border Bill With Shutdown Deadline Looming

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 15:48

House and Senate leaders aim to vote by the Friday deadline on a seven-bill spending package that includes a $1.375 billion in funding for 55 miles of fencing along the U.S. border with Mexico.

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Levi Strauss Wants To Stretch Its Pockets With Second Go At IPO

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 15:23

The denim company, which patented blue jeans in 1873, is planning to go public in one of the most high-profile IPOs of the year. Still controlled by Strauss descendants, it's been private since 1985.

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Lufthansa Airlines Sues Customer Who Skipped Part Of His Return Flight

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 14:57

The Lufthansa passenger paid around $741 to fly business class from Oslo to Seattle and back. But on his return trip, he got off in Germany — and the airline wants him to pay more than $2,000.

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Ex-Apple Exec Who Oversaw Insider Trading Policy Profited On Inside Info, SEC Says

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 14:30

The agency says Gene Levoff used prior knowledge of earnings to buy and sell millions of dollars in Apple stock, even as he was responsible for overseeing compliance with rules on insider trading.

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NASA's Mars Rover Opportunity Is Officially Declared Dead

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 14:08

NASA's six-wheeled rover landed on the red planet in January 2004 for what billed as a 90-day mission. The plucky robot was still going until a dust storm on Mars last summer killed it.

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Hungry Deer May Be Changing How Things Sound In The Forest

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 14:01

Sound travels differently through open fields than the woods. When deer eat up bushes, small trees and other forest plants, it affects the transmission of bird calls and other natural sounds.

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Prominent Journalist And Duterte Critic Maria Ressa Arrested In Philippines

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 13:48

Ressa, who runs Rappler, is being charged with cyber libel. Police arrested her Wednesday at the news website's headquarters in Manila.

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As Brexit Deadline Looms, Billboards Call Out Politicians' 'Quick And Easy' Claims

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 13:42

The protest group Led By Donkeys wants to remind citizens of what it considers to be misleading pledges by pro-Brexit leaders, as political chaos continues ahead of the March 29 exit date.

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Journalist: Kleptocrats' 'Ill-Gotten Fortunes' Are Being Parked In U.S. Real Estate

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 13:18

Atlantic journalist Franklin Foer says American real estate became a "giant magnet" for Russia's kleptocratic fortunes after lobbyists pushed to allow anonymous shell companies to buy properties.

Harley-Davidson Embraces A New Sound As It Enters The Electric Era

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 13:00

The LiveWire, Harley's first electric bike, was first announced more than four years ago. It's finally hitting the streets this summer — for a hefty price. But will Harley fans be along for the ride?

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New York City Police Detective Killed By Apparent 'Friendly Fire'

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 12:41

Police said they found an imitation gun at the scene of the reported armed robbery. The 19-year-veteran of the force was not supposed to report to work on the day he died.

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Bugs Vs. Superbugs: Insects Offer Promise In Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 12:32

With the rise of antibiotic-resistant infections, scientists are exploring nature to find new disease-fighting compounds. They're finding them in surprising new places: the microbiomes of insects.

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A High-Crime Neighborhood Makes It Harder To Show Up For School

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 12:01

A new study suggests living in a high-crime area, or simply passing through one on the way to school, can lead to more absences.

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